Element One - Scanning
A time-efficient method of staying perfectly informed about the major trends, developments, and issues impacting your career, company, colleagues, family, and future.:
- What to look at.
- What to look for.
- Recognition tips and tricks.
- How to think about what you'e seeing.
Here are my favorite browsing, push, or sign-up sources. All are free unless otherwise noted. Many offer upgrades for a fee. Full disclosure: I occasionally get swag if you sign up through the links.
Quartz Daily Brief- If you had to pick one source this is it. Free for the basic daily newsletter. Although you get a US focus there's a global overlay. Arrives in the AM (6 Easter, 3 Pacific). "What You Need to Know." "What to Watch For." "Deeper Dive." "Surprising Discoveries." There's a lot packed into it. Become a member and there are a number of additional features (fee). 500,000 global readers.
Morning Brew General-business (and US) oriented. Nice layout. Appreciate their dashboard. Compact. Typically 4-6 topics. Ad-driven. A staple.
TheSkimm Women-oriented. Kindly suggested by the wise Lisa Peters. Excellent editing and topic selection. I see it daily. Also free. Men - will give you a different take. Great writing.
Axios A best-in-show choice. Lots of options but I most enjoy Axios Future and What's Next. Obviously. You can even subscribe to versions unique to your big city. Leader in journalism and editing. Highly recommended.
The Hustle A little edgier than other options. Still forming a long-term opinion.
Morning Brew Emerging Tech Just what it's labeled - an offshoot of the mainline Brew. This is for those who work in or are influenced by technology. A recent edition featured EV demand, crypto developments, battery storage, and AI-assisted coding.
Finimize I get the occasional good hit from this service. Obviously financial orientation. UK based. I'd put it in my second tier.
NextDraft - The "Editor of the Internet" - Dave Pell opens dozens of sources, stories, and tabs on his browser every morning in San Francisco and generates one of the best things on the web - NextDraft. Comes in the afternoon. He's shortened it recently to six topics but it's better than ever. Alert - liberal politically. A great read. Pell is a venture capitalist who's picked well. I don't think he has to work. He should be a journalist. Wait. . . He is. He'll show you stuff you'd never see on your own. Almost a guilty pleasure. Astonishingly free.
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